Jack L. Vernon

August 14, 1942 ‒ September 19, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Jack L. Vernon, age 78, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Jack was born on August 14, 1942 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Lawrence and Cecil (Whetsel) Vernon.  He was a kind and tender-hearted man, always willing to give a handshake and a smile. Jack touched many lives over the years and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Jack proudly served in the United States Army during Vietnam as a medic.  After the war, Jack continued to follow his passion for helping others and became a paramedic for the life support/paramedic services for Mercy and Martin Memorial Hospitals.  He later became a Respiratory Therapist for Knox Community Hospital, then later retiring from Jeld-Wen Windows.

Jack was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon.  The greatest joy in Jack’s life was his family; Jack absolutely loved spending time with his wife Barbara and their family.  Don’t forget, his love for the Buckeyes!!! “OH-IO”

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Barbara (Conkle/Holt) Vernon; his children, Amy Camillo, Jeffrey (Mandy) Holt and Travis (Rebecca) Holt, grandchildren, Nicholas Camillo, Jacob Camillo, AJ Camillo, Brandon Holt, Emily Holt, Shelby Holt, Brittney Holt, Dariane Holt, Ethan Holt, McKenzie Holt and Elliot Holt; siblings, Martha Criss and Will (Charlotte) Vernon.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Natalie Camillo, a brother, Herb Vernon and a sister, Edith Skeen.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 beginning at 12 noon at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service.  Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.  Pastor Bill Barton will be officiating.

Memorial contributions in Jack’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County or Knox County Veteran Services.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Jack L. Vernon.


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  • Feeling a horrible loss today….Jack was truly one in a million. Funny and talented, Jack was also a kind and compassionate man. I worked with him for many years on the LST and have wonderful memories of this man. He had a fantastic dry sense of humor and a quirky smile. He was always a friend and always put family first.

    He will be missed…

  • Barb and Family-
    Sending thoughts and prayers on this sad news. Jack was special and we will miss him and his always positive smile.

  • Barb and Family
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Jack was a great guy, I always enjoyed talking to him. Jack will certainly be missed.

  • Barb and family
    Jack was such a wonderful person and will be missed by everyone that knew him. So sorry for your loss.

  • Amy. So sorry for your loss. Worked at Martin Memorial Hospital when he ran with LST. Then at Mercy Hospital. He was such a kind person with a great personality. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

  • Always Always Always a very caring man!! Was a privilege to know Jack and work with and beside him! The world could use more Jack Vernon’s in it!

  • Sending our deepest sympathy to Barb and Family, We all share in your loss, and Jack will never be forgotten. He and Dick knew each other over the years, usually as they both worked with squads. We always enjoyed meeting you both and looked forward to a smile and a chuckle from him. We know how much he was loved by his family and his friends. Rest In Peace Dear Friend!! You will be called on to help others in your new “home.” Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Barb, Amy and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Jack. He was such a gentle, caring man. May you be surrounded by God’s unfailing love and thus feel His peace. God bless you all.

  • Jack was a good friend and former classmate graduating in the class of 1960. He was always a caring, warm and friendly to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed.

  • Barb Amy and Martha, So sorry for your loss. It was our honor to know you Jack for all these years. God blessed you with wonderful friends, grandkids but most of all a wonderful loving wife. I know our Natalie was there to greet you with open arms. Rest now as there are no more tears, pain and feeling tired. R I P Jack we will see you soon

  • Amy & Family, So sorry to read of your dad’s passing. He touched many lives with caring & wit! It was an honor to work with him at KCH & Mt.V Ambulance. Praying for God’s comfort.

  • Barb, Amy and family,
    I worked with Jack at Mercy Hospital and years later at KCH. He was always the calm, strong, funny person to work with. I also worked with Amy, and she is so like him. I am so sorry to read of his passing. Barb, I will always remember the flowers he sent you when you were in the hospital. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • Barb, Amy and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I couldn’t begin to express what a wonderful guy Jack was. So many great memories of working with him. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

  • My heart goes out to the family, He was a wonderful man and will be sadly missed. Love and Prayers to the family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Jack was a very giving and kind man. I enjoyed working with him. Rest in peace Jack.

  • Barb, Amy, and family,
    I am sorry for your loss and pray you are comforted during this time with all the great memories. Jack was a great man and we had alot of laughs together over the years. He was always kind and loving to all! Jack will be missed! I am very blessed to have worked with him and had him as a friend. I know Jack loved you all very much and you meant the world to him. He was a God loving man and I am thankful to have known Jack.


    Cam Woods

  • Barb and family. Was so sorry to read in today’s paper that Jack had passed. Loved running into you guys when out to eat. Barb, have know you for too many years to count and have known Jack for almost 50 years Through my ex and the Life Support Team. You have my deepest sympathy and sending a cyber hug. O

  • Barb, Amy, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jack was such a one of a kind great guy! We spent many dinner breaks with him and many other good kch people laughing so hard at things he would say as only jack could say. He loved his family and friends and was so kind to everyone. Such a gentle soul. He will be so missed but the memories we will take with us forever. Love you Amy and boys and pray for your peace and comfort. Love Vickie Rine 💗

  • To Jack’s family,
    I used to work with Jack many years ago, at KCH. He was a great Respiratory Therapist, always appreciated his calmness in urgent situations. He was a Great Guy. My sympathies to you all.
    Susan Dusthimer

  • Barb, We are so sorry about Jack’s passing. We’ll be thinking of you. Sympathies, Craig and Lottie Shira